This novel study for The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden, contains 98 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by section, reading response activities, assessments, and more.
Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.
No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.
♥You're free to use the printable OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!
♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources.
♥Excellent for school or homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!
♥Perfect for distance learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)
** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)
1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 3 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 4 new words for every section.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 short answer questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
2) 17 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities
•Ask and Answer Questions
•Lessons from the Story
•Themes and Lessons
•Cause and Effect
•Characters and Quotes
•What Would I Do?
•Times Square, New York City
•My Most Remarkable Week
•My Book Cover
•Would You Rather...
•New York City Brochure
3) 2 Anchor Posters
•Setting Analysis Poster
•Character Analysis Poster
•Both come in color and black/white
•Complement included Reading Response activities
4) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for every three chapters
•A total of 20 words chosen
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w
5) Culminating Project Options
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book
6) Two Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessments
•Test #1-Chapters 1-6
•Test #2-Chapters 7-15
•Assessments provided in 3 versions: printables, Google Slides, AND Google Forms!
7) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
8) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys
9) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version
10) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests
For smaller components out of this complete novel study, click here:
The Cricket in Times Square | Comprehension & Vocabulary
The Cricket in Times Square | Activities & Projects
The Cricket in Times Square | Tests, Quizzes, Assessments
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Digital Version Info: For the digital version(s), you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. Digital versions will work on computers or iPads. (To use Google Slides versions on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Within your downloaded zip file, you will see explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. (Applies to paid products only.)
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